- 12 oz Chicken Breast12 oz boneless, skinless
- 1 cup Canned Tomatoeschopped
- 1 cup Chili Saucelowest sodium version
- 1.5 cups Green Bell Pepperchopped
- 1/2 tablespoon Red Pepperthinly chopped
- 1.5 cups Celery Stalkchopped
- 1/4 cup Onionchopped
- 1 Tablespoon Garlicminced
- 1 Tablespoon Basil - Freshchopped
- 1 Tablespoon Parsley - Freshchopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
- Instead of fresh basil, use 1 teaspoon Basil - Dried
- Instead of fresh parsley, use 1 teaspoon Parsley - Dried
Prepare the ingredients
Make sure the chicken breast doesn't have bones or skin on it. Then, chop the tomatoes, peppers, celery, onion, basil, and parsley. Last, mince the garlic.
Cook the chicken breasts
Spray sauté pan with cooking spray. Preheat over high heat. Cook chicken in the hot sauté pan, stirring for 3–5 minutes. Reduce heat.
Add the rest and boil
Add tomatoes with juice from the can, chili sauce, green pepper, celery, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, red pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and keep it there for +/- 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Chicken Creole is a recipe with spicy notes added, great for weight loss diets, with low-fat and low-calorie features. It is very tasty and has a lot of health benefits due to its super veggies ingredients.
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Chicken Creole is one of my favorite recipes, with seasoned chicken simmered in tomato sauce and with a spicy note (you can control its spiciness). Serve it over rice, creamy grits, or enjoy it on its own. I like mine extra spicy, but every house cooker can decide how much spiciness his/her family wants.
Cajun and Creole food isn’t known for being hot, but “spicy” is the operative word here. This is why I enjoy this kind of food so much from that entire region. It’s also a very healthy recipe to follow. The sauce is mostly tomato with bell peppers, onion, and celery, along with Creole spices… and chicken, of course. I think you’re going to love it, I know I do.
I know what you’re thinking, how can Creole food that has rich flavors and is delicious actually be healthy for you? Surprisingly, there are many healthy ingredients and spices that are staples for almost all Creole dishes.
First off, onions are a delicious ingredient used in almost every dish. Don’t dismiss them to fight bad breath or watery eyes! Onions actually have been proven to fight diseases such as heart disease and cancer with their anti-inflammatory properties. Not only do they fight disease, but onions also have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that prevent colds and infections.
Next is the almighty power of tomatoes in Creole dishes. Tomatoes are great anti-oxidants since they are filled with Vitamins A and C that also neutralize free radicals in the bloodstream. They are also known to help with diabetes and heart problems. Vitamin A in tomatoes will improve your vision and keep your hair strong and shiny, along with strengthening your teeth, skin, and bones!
Lastly, don’t underestimate the greatness of peppers. All peppers are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, but these properties are most prevalent in red peppers. These vitamins prevent cell damage and disease related to aging and support immune function. Cayenne peppers are the star in Cajun cooking, but the wonderful taste comes along with amazing health benefits with some of the highest amounts of vitamins and minerals. Both hot and sweet peppers contain substances that increase body heat production and oxygen consumption after eating them, which means your body is burning extra calories for weight loss!
The chicken meat has lean protein which means it doesn’t have very much fat which can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and even lose weight, helping to sustain your muscles. Chicken is also full of calcium and phosphorous which helps strengthen your bones and reduce the risk of arthritis.
This nutritious dish is quick, simple, full of flavor, and nutrients. Warm-up with my 20-minute chicken creole recipe – created and nutritionist-approved. All the ingredients used in my recipe are great for weight-loss and other slimming properties. It can be used almost in any diet, including low-fat, low-sodium, or low-calorie.
- Creole Chicken can be served on its own as the main dish. I usually suggest serving it over white rice.
- However, it can also be served with noodles, if you want to resemble a Chinese recipe.
- It’s also delicious served over creamy, cheesy southern grits.
- You can also serve the chicken creole over whole-grain pasta instead of rice or noodles. Try to pick a pasta shape that works well with chunky tomato and meat sauces, such as penne.
- The spiciness level for this Chicken Creole is fairly mild. It will rate more to medium-high if you choose to use the jalapeno peppers.
- If you feel the sauce is too thick, add in a bit of water or chicken broth to thin it out.
- For something spicier, use hotter peppers, as mentioned above. Or, simply add in extra Creole seasoning or chili sauce. You can also include spicy chili flakes, spicy chili powder, cayenne pepper, or extra hot sauce.
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